This year has begun and is already moving fast. We’re a week into January and the list of things to do is long. Taxes need to be worked on, personal projects are piling up but I’m feeling up for all of it. I’m trying to stand in that place of gratitude more and more. A place of softness and love. I’m trying to be easier on my kids, my husband, myself. I’m trying to stand in the space of realizing that I can do all of these things because I’m healthy and have the ability to do them. There are so many people in the world that don’t have that ability for whatever reason. I do, and squandering it or complaining about it isn’t going to do me or anyone else any good!
I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy New Year and I hope that you can find a way to stand in the space of gratitude with me. I understand that for some it may take some work and for some it may be hard to find something to be grateful for but I know that each and every one of us can find at least one thing to be grateful for.
This photo was a total gift and unexpected moment. We were hiking with friends on New Year’s Day and Rick, who is an amazing photographer, turned around and said that Matt had found a great spot for a portrait and to pile the family into this tree and smile. I was so wanting to have a family portrait taken, especially after photographing so many families at the end of the year.
Rick, thank you SO much for capturing my boys and I. I just love the photographs. A person can never have too many photographs if you ask me. They’re what stay with us, reminding us of who we were, what we looked like, where we spent our time, of each other.
Happy New Year everyone! May the year bring you everything you hope for and more.